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Super-Sleuth (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 16 July 1937 (USA)
An actor who plays a detective in films soon finds himself out of his depth when he tries to investigate a real crime.

Director:

Benjamin Stoloff (as Ben Stoloff)

Writers:

Gertrude Purcell (screen play), Ernest Pagano (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Oakie ... Willard (Bill) Martin
Ann Sothern ... Mary Strand
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Professor Herman
Alan Bruce ... Larry Frank
Edgar Kennedy ... Police Lt. Garrison
Joan Woodbury ... Doris Duane
Bradley Page ... Ralph Waring
Paul Guilfoyle ... Gibbons
William Corson William Corson ... Beckett
Alec Craig ... Eddie - Doorman
Richard Lane ... Tourist Bus Driver
Willie Best ... Warts
Paul Hurst ... Motorcycle Cop
George Rosener ... Policeman
Ann Hovey ... Script Girl
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An actor who plays a detective in films soon finds himself out of his depth when he tries to investigate a real crime.

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Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El superdetectiu See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Great, forgotten film.
15 March 2019 | by wkozak221See all my reviews

I never really heard of Jack Oakie until I started old comedies.I was pleasantly surprised. He was funny. In this film He plays a guy who is oblivious to everyone and everything around him and doesn't realize it. He is really funny. He does a great job figuring out the mystery. Luckily he has Ann Sothern to care for him.


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